US Ambassador: If UN recognizes Palestine, Congress will punish UN

Posted: June 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: In the News, the US and us | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

A little-noticed quote from US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, reveals the depth of the United State’s commitment to Jerusalem’s demands and more important, the enormous effect the Israeli lobby has on American Foreign policy.

H/t to The Progressive Realist for picking up this one (my bold):

Discussing the possibility that a resolution recognizing a Palestinian state could pass the General Assembly in September, she [Rice] said, “And this would be exceedingly politically damaging in our domestic context, as you can well imagine. And I cannot frankly think of a greater threat to our ability to maintain financial and political support for the United Nations in congress than such an outcome.”

One should never get tired of repeating this: Without America’s support for it, there would have been no occupation.

(via Ali Gharib)